Top 6 barriers in your career
Posted: Sunday June 21 2020
By: Abbie Coleman
It is often easier to explain the benefits of coaching, by sharing the recurring themes that come up in these sessions. This will help you to identify with others, realise it is not just you and demonstrate how a coach can help you to work through these and reach your true career potential.
1. Imposter Syndrome.
Michelle Obama recently shared that she suffers from this too. Yes, really. This came as no surprise to me, as it is nearly always a topic that I discuss with coachees in sessions. This is also, more prevalent in females, as we don’t realise our worth, how good we are and what we offer.
2. Conflict avoidance.
This is rarely about conflict in reality and is usually about not wanting to ask or be assertive. This comes up in various guises, typically around balancing work and childcare, pay rise or saying ‘no’. Coaching helps the individual to gain perspective on the situation and to be confident about stating what they would like in an appropriate way.
3. The desire to be liked.
This is another typically female trait. I have worked with coachees where this has transformed not just their working life and careers but their personal lives too. It is liberating.